7 Popular Anti-Snore Pillows – A Review of Brands.

The most popular anti-snoring pillows on the market at the moment are:

  • The Brookstone Anti Snore Pillow
  • The Obus Forme Anti-Snore Pillow
  • The Snore-No-More Pillow
  • The Contour Anti-Snore Pillow
  • The Silentnight Anti-Snore Pillow
  • The Sona Anti Snoring Pillow
  • The snoreEzzz Anti Snoring Pillow

We’re going to look at these brands and summarise the various claims by the manufacturers and reviews by users so that you can make a better buying decision.  The effectiveness of any anti-snoring device or pillow will depend on the cause of your snoring.

Most anti snore pillows are suitable for back and side-sleepers – some encourage back-sleepers to stay on their sides.  The pillow should cradle the head and neck so the shoulders are aligned and the chin is lifted off the chest so the airway is opened.  All the manufacturers claim that their pillows do this.

The pillows are similar in their specification – made from memory foam, standard size and weigh 3-4lbs and have removable covers.  The main difference is their shape so pictures are included here.

We haven’t included prices as they vary depending on the website/retailer you visit.  A price comparison site such as Kelcoo or Froogle can help you find the best deals.

The Brookstone Anti Snore Pillow.

The makers claim that this pillow lets you sleep in a natural position and has been clinically tested in reducing snoring.

  1. With the Brookstone Anti Snoring Pillow, you can adjust the levels of support by removing any of the 3 support pads.
  2. It’s made of memory foam material.
  3. It fits into a standard-sized pillow case and has a washable outer cover.

Brookstone Anti Snore Pillow reviews – a number of independent websites (like this one) have accumulated reviews on this pillow.  Some are positive comments; for example John in San Francisco says it ‘takes some getting used to…but I feel refreshed, well slept and my wife is very happy’.  From whatcausessnoring.net.  However over all, there seem to be a lot of negative reviews.

The main cause for complaint seems to be that it simply isn’t effective and that the $100 cost isn’t refundable as it’s classed as a ‘personal item’.  Also that there’s a strong chemical smell from the pillow.

The Obus Forme Anti Snore Pillow.

This anti snoring pillow is designed to encourage the user to sleep on their side to keep the airways open.

  1. It also comes with a machine washable cover and fits in a standard sized pillow case.
  2. And it’s also made from dense memory foam, so is harder/firmer than a traditional pillow.

The reviews for this pillow are more positive with more people saying that it worked for them.

zhanna timush on sleeprequired.com says ‘This anti snore pillow works great for me…after some getting used to.’  And a reviewer from streetdirectory.com says ‘it was the best $50 that I’ve ever spent. Not only did it stop my snoring, but it was more comfortable than any pillow I had ever slept on!’

The Snore-No-More Pillow.

This pillow has been designed by a doctor and is said to reduce snoring for better, deeper sleep.

  1. It’s made from hypoallergenic memory foam
  2. Comes with a washable cover and fits a regular pillow case
  3. Suitable for side and back sleepers.

Customer reviews on Amazon score the pillow 3/5 stars and there are some positive comments – a customer from Oakland USA says ‘This pillow has really helped reduce my loud snoring but not completely eliminated it’ and others were similar.

Contour Anti Snore Pillow.

Where other pillows we’ve been talking about have been made from memory foam, the Contour Anti Snore Pillow uses a built-in air chamber to adjust the sleeper’s position and improve the airway obstruction.

  1. It’s curved to position the head and neck.
  2. The air chamber can be inflated to the correct height for the sleeper.
  3. Made from natural latex foam.
  4. It comes with a removable cover.
  5. It will fit queen sized pillow cases (20×30 inches).
  6. If the air chamber should leak then you’ll need to contact the manufacturer.

An Amazon review gives it 4/5 and the reviewer says ‘This pillow gives a side sleeper some control over where his head is positioned. It gave me a better sleep. It requires a little testing to get the position that works for you.’

The Silentnight Anti-Snore Pillow.

Silentnight is a brand leader for beds and bedding.

  1. Its anti snore pillow is made from non allergenic hollow fibre (polyester).
  2. It is hand-washable.

Revoo.com gives it an over all 6.4/10 from 55 reviews.  For example several saying something similar to: ‘This was purchased for a friend whose mariage was suffering, I know it sounds unbelievable but the pillow is amazing and it has stopped the snoring and they are now a much happier couple.’  But also a few saying: ‘Does not stop the snoring!’ or ‘Dowesnt work, uncomfortable’.  The reviews on comfort are very variable.

Find out more at http://shop.silentnight.co.uk

 The SONA Anti Snoring Pillow.

This pillow is approved by the FDA as a medical device for snoring and mild sleep apnea.  It’s built, like the Obus Forme pillow, to encourage back-sleepers to turn on their sides to keep the airways open and the head and neck in the optimum position to prevent snoring.

  1. Made from 100 % Synthetic Polyurethane Foam (ie memory foam)
  2. Has 100% cotton cover
  3. Made is USA

Reviews seem to be more positive than negative, for example Mrs Ausborn on bestantisnoringpillow.com says ‘This pillow is aaaaamazingMy husband was snoring so much that I had to use ear plugs; those didn’t always work… He says that it is comfortable and has no problem sleeping on this pillow. I would recommend to anyone!’   And Frank from Virginia ‘I’ve been told that my new anti-snoring pillow is a success. Comfortable and easy to use. No more elbows in the ribs or blurry eyes from my partner in the morning. So, very successful, she said.’

People who don’t find it helpful complain that they get a stiff neck/shoulder from being forced to sleep on their sides.

The snoreEzzz Anti Snoring Pillow.

This anti snoring pillow was developed by the wife of a snorer and it’s now FDA approved for use in a snore-reduction.

  1. Filled with hypoallergenic polyester fibers
  2. Has a 2-pillow design – a firm foam base and soft pillow on top, so it’s practical as a backrest also.
  3. 30 Day Money back Guarantee, which very few anti snoring pillows have because they’re classified as ‘personal products’.

The majority of testimonials and reviews of the product say that it’s comfortable and has worked to reduce or eliminate snoring.  A few (perhaps because not everything works for everyone) have said it hasn’t worked for them.

Conclusion.

So which are the best anti snoring pillows?  We hope that this round up of these popular brands will give you some ideas of what’s out there and what people are saying about them.   Most are made from memory foam to support the head and neck so that the airway is opened fully and their shape determines the actual position of the head.

Depending on the cause of the snoring, a pillow may or may not be the end to the problem.  But it may be a step in the right direction.

Other anti snoring devices are available and again, may work for some and not for others.  They may also work better if they’re combined with an anti snoring pillow – so perhaps not a case of a pillow or a device, but both.

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